MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Redan standouts make college choices

Brea Elmor signs her letter of intent to the University of Memphis Photo provided

Jada Byrd and Brea Elmore, who help lead the Redan High School Lady Raiders basketball team to the Elite 8 of the Class AAAA state playoffs, signed their letters of intent to the schools of their choice last week. Elmore signed with the University of Memphis Nov. 13 and Byrd signed with Xavier University Nov. […]

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Tucker’s Jackson twins sign with Winthrop

Nuba and Naima Jackson sign their letters of intent to Winthrop University. Photos by Carla Parker

Twins who play sports together continue to play together after high school and twins Naima and Nuba Jackson from Tucker High School will continue to play basketball together next fall at Winthrop University. The 5-foot-8 senior guards of the Tucker girls’ basketball team, along with teammate Erykah Davenport, set a record for the Lady Tigers […]

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School district to be promote parental empowerment


The DeKalb County School District wants parents to feel empowered about their children’s education. The district is hosting the Parent Educational Awareness & Empowerment Conference on Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College conference center, 494 North Indian Creek, Clarkston. “In south DeKalb we have the lowest rate of parent […]

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Five football teams advance to second round in state playoffs

rom left, Tucker captains Kirk Tucker (not pictured), Joseph Farrar, Dominick Sanders and Detrick Dukes stare down the captains from Heritage-Conyers prior to the coin toss. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Cedar Grove, Marist, St. Pius, Stephenson and Tucker all came away with first-round victories in the high school football state playoffs Nov. 15. The Class AAAAA No. 1-ranked Tucker Tigers improved to 11-0 on the season with a 35-14 win over Region 8 No. 4 seed Heritage-Conyers (6-5) at Adams Stadium. Wide receiver Yaquis Shelley […]

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‘Progress DeKalb’ County contemplates collaboration

DeKalb County commissioners and school board members shared a stage Nov. 14 to discuss the county’s future. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

DeKalb County commissioners and school board members shared a stage Nov. 14 to discuss the county’s future. Photo by Andrew Cauthen DeKalb County’s interim CEO, Board of Commissioners (BOC), school superintendent and school board shared a stage Nov. 14 during an event that was part pep rally, part forum and part question-and-answer session. “We would […]

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A night to remember: Stompin at the Savoy

From left, Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation Inc. founders Goldie Evans-Lipshaw, Brenda Jackson and Norma Washington.

The Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation held its annual fall fundraiser Nov. 9. The event, Stompin at the Savoy, was designed to recreate the atmosphere of 1930s era nightlife at the Savoy Ballroom and the Cotton Club in Harlem, N.Y. Proceeds from the event went toward supporting the foundation’s various humanitarian initiatives. While guests enjoyed food, […]

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Jury finds former schools construction chief, husband guilty

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                          A jury convicted former school construction chief Pat Reid and her ex-husband Tony Pope on Nov. 20 of racketeering in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) school corruption trial. The conviction came after several days of deliberations and calls for a mistrial […]

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Jury deliberates in school system corruption case

NOVEMBER 15, 2013 DECATUR Dekalb ADA Lawanda Hodges gives the closing for the state. Three weeks after jury selection began, prosecutors and defense attorneys make their final arguments to jurors who will decide the racketeering and theft case against former DeKalb County Schools chief operating officer Pat Reid and her ex-husband architect Tony Pope in Dekalb Superior Court Friday, November 15, 2013. KENT D. JOHNSON / KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

DeKalb County jurors continue to deliberate the fate of a former school construction chief and her ex-husband accused of defrauding the DeKalb County School District of more than $2 million. The trial hinged in large part on the testimony of former Superintendent Crawford Lewis, who pleaded guilty to a lesser charge as part of an […]

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